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Medea and Other Plays (tr. John Davie) by Euripides



ISBN: 9780140449297 Category: Tags: ,


Alcestis/Medea/The Children of Heracles/Hippolytus ‘One of the best prose translations of Euripides I have seen’ Robert Fagles This selection of plays shows Euripides transforming the titanic figures of Greek myths into recognizable fallible human beings. Medea in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children is one of the most shocking of all the Greek tragedies. Medea is a towering figure who demonstrates Euripides’ unusual willingness to give voice to a woman’s case. Alcestis is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome and The Children of Heracles examines conflict between might and right while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity. Translated by JOHN DAVIE

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Weight 191 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 15 mm


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